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Designs unveiled for Moontopia, the self-sufficient lunar colony

Ever since the great space race of the 1960s, mankind has dreamt of living amongst the stars, and whilst the concept of lunar colonisation has been a mainstay of science fiction for decades, it's only recently that the idea appears to be broaching...

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Copa90 lets brands 'buy audiences' with FC90

Copa90, the world's largest independent football business and definitive youth football brand, has launched an innovative new ad product that allows brands to buy into the company's audience share. Copa90 has more than 12 million subscribers globally...

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The President Trump Inauguration: Laughing Through the Tears

With Donald J. Trump set to claim the mantle of “World's Most Powerful Man” this afternoon, I thought it was about time to start laughing through the tears. So, instead of pontificating on the dark days ahead when the real estate tycoon,...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

AB - Exeter University Leading South West digital marketing agency, AB, has formed a new partnership with Exeter University, which will see the agency help to deliver two digital marketing courses to the next generation of marketers. A total of 130...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

m/SIX m/SIX has hired Alistair MacCallum, former CEO at Omnicom’s M2M, as its UK Chief Executive, allowing Jess Burley to focus on her role as Global CEO. m/SIX, which is a joint venture between The&Partnership and GroupM, experienced strong...

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Airbus planning to test Flying Cars by the end of 2017

In a move that will delight anyone who has ever seen Back to the Future 2 or The Fifth Element, Airbus is reportedly planning to test self-piloted personal aircraft by the end of the year, primarily as a means of reducing traffic on inner-city roads....

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Donald Trump vs Architects of America on Climate Change

More than 250 American architecture practices have signed an open letter to Donald Trump ahead of the president-elect's inauguration on Friday. A host of firms including Snøhetta, Brooks + Scarpa, Deborah Berke Partners and Lorcan O'Herlihy...

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ANR BBDO starts the first Trade Union for AI

Digitisation, robotics and globalisation mean the labour market is in constant change, and the Swedish Part Model (the collaboration between trade unions and employers' organisations) is part of that journey. TCO, The Swedish trade union...

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Amsterdam introduces contactless payment jackets for the homeless

An innovative new method of donating money to the homeless using a contactless payment system fitted to a winter jacket is being tested on the streets of Amsterdam. Created by ad agency N=5, the product is designed to help well-wishers give one Euro...

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Apple App Store raise price of all apps by 25% because of Brexit

With the post-Brexit pound plummeting faster than Donald Trump's approval rating, Apple have decided to set a terrifying precedent in the tech community by raising the price of all apps in the UK by 25%. In real terms, this means an app that used to...

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McCann help seven-piece 'disabled' band release debut single

Delta 7, an inclusive band featuring members with various learning disabilities, are releasing their debut single today. The group first found themselves in the limelight when a documentary about them won a short film competition judged by James Bond...

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Rebrand Roundup: BBC Three, Hula Hoops and other stories

Studio Output - BBC Three Studio Output has created a new brand refresh for BBC Three, which aims to help them reconnect with their audience by defining the brand's character and designing a new visual toolkit that's more relevant for the digital...

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Ready10 says Goodbye to Skint January

With over half of January remaining, more than 50% of us have already spent our entire December salary and one in five of us see a gap of over five weeks between our pre-Christmas pay day and when we will finally receive January’s salary. Off the...

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Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Rothco - Kerry Foods UK Rothco is continuing its international expansion out of Dublin having been awarded the international contract for Kerry Foods’ Kids Dairy Snacking business encompassing Cheestrings, Yollies and Scoffies. Cheestrings...

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Top 10 Hires of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi Magnus Djaba has been appointed by Publicis to take on the newly created Global President role at Saatchi & Saatchi, with current global CEO, Robert Senior, departing to pursue personal plans. Djaba, the UK CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi...

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Manchester United and Uber announce one-of-a-kind partnership

Manchester United and Uber have today announced a first-of-its-kind global partnership, which will enhance fans’ match day experience at Old Trafford and how they connect with the club on a global scale. As part of the partnership, a dedicated Uber...

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Ogilvy & Mather tackle Cyberchondria for healthcare app Babylon

As a nation of hypochondriacs, it's become all too common for us to reach for Google to analyse our health concerns before actually booking a doctor's appointment. The problem is that Google often only serves to underline our worst fears, so before...

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Top 10 Ads of the Week

Saatchi & Saatchi - HomeAway In what is easily my ad of the week, given my love for all things Nick Offerman, the former Parks and Recreation star (and carpenter) urges people to “Get HomeAway from it all” as part of the holiday rental...

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